Carlene Cephus

El Paso, TX

A Heart for Teachers and Families

My husband and I have been using essential oils for just a little over a year. The learning journey has been amazing. Oils are beneficial for everyone, but my area of expertise is supporting teachers and their families. Teachers have one of the hardest jobs in America, second only to the job of a parent! Staying on the path to wellness can be a challenge during the school year, I would love to share with you how essential oils can be a part of the answer to that challenge!

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Elementary Education with a Master's Degree in Educational Administration
Teacher, Principal, Cross-stitcher, Quilter and DIY with essential oils
Using oils since January 29, 2015
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HI! I am the wife of a high school football and track coach and a care-taker of two very spoiled cats! I have loved learning about essential oils over the course of this past year and would be thrilled to help you get started on an oily journey of your own. Send me a message and I will get back with you.

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NingXia Red, an Essential

Posted by Carlene
May 28, 2016

If you have your starter premium kit or if you are considering purchasing one, a big advantage to this option is the opportunity it affords you to give NingXia Red a try. There are two travel size two ounces packets in the starter kit. Or maybe you don’t think the oils are for you. Did you know Young Living offers other starter kits? The NingXia Red Starter Kit is a great value, give that a try! NingXia Red is one of the most popular Young Living supplements and it is packed with benefits for you and your family.
History of the Wolfberry
NingXia Red is a whole food wolfberry juice infusion that contains wolfberry puree. Wolfberries come from the NingXia province in China and are called “Goji” by the native Chinese. The NingXia province is the perfect geography for the wolfberry. The Huang He (Yellow) River originates in the Himalayan Mountains and flows through the province creating a unique, mineral-rich super fertile silt water flood plain that is found nowhere else on earth. The NingXia region is called “China’s herbal medicine valley” and is renowned for meeting all stringent rules to be awarded the prestigious “Green Certificate” which is equal to the USDA Organic Certification. The wolfberry has been used in traditional folk medicine for over 5,000 years and is considered a national treasure of China.
Benefits of NingXia Red
NingXia Red is a whole-body nutrient infusion for health and wellness support. A serving (1-2oz.) of this powerhouse has the antioxidant power of 1 pint orange juice, 4 pounds of carrots, 19 amino acids, 22 trace minerals, 2 pounds of beets, 2 cups of beet juice, 5 essential fatty acids, Vitamin B1,B2 and B6, 3 cups of raspberries, 2 cups of blueberries and Vitamin E. Pretty amazing stuff!
The nutrient infused drink contains 100 grams of wolfberries, 230 grams of blueberries, 140 grams of cherries, 1 cup of aronia berries, 125 milligrams of grapefruit seed extract, 4 pomegrantes, 2 plums, orange, lemon, tangerine and yuzu essential oils.
A daily serving of NingXia Red helps to support the immune system and the circulatory system. It also supports the cleansing properties of the liver, healthy eye function and normal overall cellular function in the body. It helps to support and maintain healthy blood sugar and blood pressure levels. It is great energy support!
Recipes to Love
The juice tastes amazing and there are lots of ways to enjoy it. Because it is a puree of many different fruits, be sure to give the bottle or the packet a good shake before you enjoy its deliciousness. It is also best cold. So if you haven’t already, throw those travel packets in the frig so they are ready for you to enjoy later.

NingXia Shot
1 oz. NingXia Red
1 drop each of Frankincense, Orange, Lime
Tangerine, Copaiba, Citrus Fresh and Lemon

NingXia Spritzer
2oz. NingXia Red
2oz. Club Soda
1 drop of Orange Essential Oil
Black Forest NingXia Smoothie
Blend together:
1C raspberries (frozen ok)
1T raw cacao powder
1 C coconut milk
60ml(2oz) NingXia Red
2t honey
Next Steps
There are many options for purchasing NingXia Red. As I mentioned at the start of this article, a NingXia Red Starter kit is a great value. The kit contains 2 bottles of NingXia Red, 30 NingXia Red singles (2oz), a NingXia Nitro and a 5ml bottle of Stress Away essential oil plus some literature and oil samples. If you are already a member and on essential rewards (if you are not on ER—make it a priority this month) consider purchasing the NingXia Red ER kit which contains 4 bottles of NingXia Red and 30 NingXia Red singles (2oz). Under the category “NingXia Red” there are many other options for purchasing this healthy drink. There is also a great offer in the Young Living Spring 2016 gift catalog that includes a bottle of NingXia Red, ice pop molds and a recipe. This would be a great nutritious treat to have on hand during the hot summer months.
Whatever option you choose, make the move this month to get on the road to even greater health and wellness by making NingXia Red a part of your daily routine!

The Essentials of Supporting our Body Systems

Posted by Carlene
June 17, 2016

Human Body
The Essentials of Supporting our Body Systems
(Part One)

Did you know that Young Living has carefully selected each of the oils in the premium starter kit to ensure that there is support for each of the systems in our bodies? Just another reason why the starter kit is such a great place to begin for any newbies to the oily world and such a great value for anyone interested in maintaining a healthy lifestyle in a more natural way.
If you are like me it has probably been awhile since you have taken any biology courses. So I thought it might be helpful to review the systems of our body, their functions, which oils in the premium starter kit can support that system and give a couple of examples of additional Young Living products you might want to try in the future.
What is a Human Body System?
A body system is a group of organs that have similar structure or work together to perform some function in the body. Our bodies are made up of 11 systems, 12 if you count the emotions. This article will cover six of the body systems and a future entry will cover the last six.
What are the Systems of the Body?
Integumentary System: This system protects the body and is the first line of defense against the environment and germs. It includes the skin (the body’s largest organ), hair, nails and sweat glands. PSK OILS- Lavender, Lemon, Purification and Frankincense FUTURE MUSTS-Tea Tree, Melrose, personal care products and massage oils
Muscular System: This system produces movement. It includes all of the muscles. PSK OILS-Copaiba, Pan Away, Peppermint FUTURE MUSTS-Amora Siez, Deep Relief Roll-on, Ortho Ease Massage Oil, and MineralEssence
Skeletal System: This system supports and shapes the body and protects the internal organs. It includes the bones and connective tissues such as liganments and tendons. PSK OILS-Pan Away, Copaiba, Lavender and Thieves FUTURE MUSTS-Wintergreen, Oregano, BLM and Super Cal
Circulatory System: This system supplies oxygen and nutrients to the body’s cells and removes waste products. It includes the heart and network of vessles that carry blood. PSK OILS-Stress Away, Lavender, Thieves and RC FUTURE MUSTS-Marjoram, Cypress, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Longevity and NingXia Red
Nervous System: This is the body’s main control system. It receives, transmits and integrates information from inside and outside the body. It includes the rain, spinal cord, nerves and sense organs (eyes and ears.) PSK OILS- Copaiba, Frankincense, Pan Away, Thieves, Stress Away FUTURE MUSTS-Cedarwood, Nutmeg, Tranquil Roll-on Mindwise, MegaCal and NingXia Nitro
Immune System: This system protects the body against infection and collects fluid from the tissues and returns it to the blood. It includes the lymph glands and vessels, spleen, thymus and tonsils. PSK OILS- Lemon, Copaiba, Purification, Frankicense and Thieves FUTURE MUSTS-NingXia Red, Citrus Fresh, Lime, Inner Defense and Sulfurzymes
That concludes the review on six of the body systems. The lists of oils and products I provided are in no way exhaustive. That is one of the great beauties of Young Living essential oils. The Seed to Seal commitment guarantees us every drop of oil has a complete set of molecules. For you, that means that one oil can have many different uses. Each of our bodies is unique so what works beautifully for one person may not be as effective for the next person. Have fun and experiment with the oils to learn what works best for you and your family.
Great resources are a must for your oily journey. Some of my favorites are the Essential Oils Pocket Reference Book and Ref Guide 4 EO App. Also make sure you take advantage of the many learning opportunities afforded by your team. No matter how many times I attend the Intro to Oils class, I learn something new every time. Another great class is How & When to Use Your Oils. Not a member of a team yet? Get started today!

Carlene is a El Paso essential oils distributor. Use the contact form to get in touch with Carlene.


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